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Emily H. Nelson

The daughter of a former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice and a lifelong resident of Alabama, Emily Nelson was born in Montgomery County on October 20, 1968. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Birmingham-Southern College in 1991 with a double major in English and Business. Mrs. Nelson received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1994.

From 1994-1998, Mrs. Nelson was an associate with the law firm of Pittman, Hooks, Marsh, Dutton & Hollis in Birmingham, Alabama. Mrs. Nelson temporarily retired from the practice of law from 1998-2001 to be a stay at home mom. From August of 2001 to January of 2004, Mrs. Nelson worked as Assistant Attorney General for the State of Alabama representing the Jefferson County Department of Human Resources in family court in child abuse and neglect cases.

Mrs. Nelson began working with the firm in 2004 and is currently a partner. Recovery amounts for cases that she has worked on for the firm total over $20,000,000.00. She is licensed to practice law in Alabama and Georgia, and is also a member of the Women Lawyers section of the Birmingham Bar and the Alabama Association for Justice. Mrs. Nelson is a sustaining member of The Junior League of Birmingham, an organization that promotes volunteerism and community involvement. As a part of her Junior League membership, she has volunteered with many organizations including Pathways: A Woman’s Way Home and the Teen Court Program at Family Court.

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Anonymous Plaintiff v. Anonymous Defendant
Attorney Larry Morris Pre-suit settlement of three million dollars wrongful death case
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Anonymous Plaintiff, as the Personal Representative of the Estate of Anonymous, deceased, v. Morrow Water Technologies, Inc., et al.
Randy Haynes Plaintiff’s husband was rear-ended by a pickup truck being operated by Defendant in the line and scope of his employment with Morrow Water Technologies, Inc., which also owned the vehicle. Plaintiff’s husband was died at the scene from the injuries he sustained in the collision. Plaintiff sued the Defendant driver and Morrow Water […]
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Anonymous Plaintiff v. Anonymous Defendant
Todd Wheeles In June, 2013, Plaintiff became sick with Legionnaire’s disease after being exposed to the bacteria in a hot tub at an apartment complex. Plaintiff filed suit against the owner of the apartment complex, the management company for the apartment complex, and the pool company responsible for the maintenance of the spa.
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Nettles v. USA
Todd Wheeles In February, 2014, a US Postal Service driver was making mail deliveries in Plaintiff Nettles’ neighborhood. The Defendant driver exited his vehicle to deliver mail to one of Plaintiff Nettles’ neighbors, returned to his delivery vehicle, put the vehicle in reverse, accelerated and struck Plaintiff Nettles with the vehicle’s rear bumper. Plaintiff Nettles […]
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Blevins v. Publix Super Markets, Inc.
Todd Wheeles In July, 2013, Plaintiff Blevins accompanied her daughter to a Publix Super Market in Birmingham, AL to pick up a few items her daughter needed for lunch and dinner. Plaintiff Blevins was walking through the deli department to join her daughter at the deli counter when she slipped and fell in an area […]
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Product Defect Case in TN
Daimler Chrysler sued for deaths caused by faulty designs and resulted in one of the largest verdicts ever in Shelby County.